Posted by: gurglin | May 31, 2008

Set yourself on fire

If you want to claim some rights, set yourself on fire. Like in some other third world countries a 64-year-old woman set herself on fire close to Italy’s presidential palace in Rome on Thursday, in what local media said was a failed suicide attempt to draw attention to claims of medical malpractice.

The woman was immediately rescued by police standing guard nearby and was hospitalised in a serious condition with burns on half of her body. Her illness was not immediately clear, but newspapers said she left behind detailed claims of botched medical care which was being reviewed by investigators.

Hence the lesson is: if in Italy you need some attention, set yourself on fire…


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